LineStorm Playwrights presents
in association with Broadway Rose Theatre Company
WELCOME TO ZION - A New Musical
by Holly Richards
Directed by Brian Shnipper
The teen suicide rate in Utah has been rising exponentially in the last decade, especially among LGBTQ+ youth. WELCOME TO ZION follows one Mormon family who, upon learning their son is gay, must try to reconcile this new reality with the beliefs that form the foundation of their faith.
Maya and Jason are devastated when their son, Tyler, lets them in on his long-held secret: he is gay. Jason goes into denial, Maya seeks for solace in a new neighbor, and Tyler must find a way to navigate the world of both hate and love that his coming out has introduced – a world where, sometimes, suicide feels like the only option.